The Los Angeles Angels have landed three veterans on Tuesday afternoon to overcome their existing deficit of outfielders. Davis DeJesus, David Murphy and Shane Victorino have joined the Los Angeles outfit.
The Angels roughly exiled Josh Hamilton to Texas and were in turmoil as their General Manager, Jerry Dipoto resigned a month before the trade deadline. Los Angeles finally managed to fill the void not only by one player, but a handful of them.
DeJesus was acquired from the Tampa Bay Rays, Murphy from the Cleveland Indians and Victorino from the Boston Red Sox – in three separate trades.
Left hand-hitting 33-year-old Murphy will be paired with designated hitter C.J. Cron. Victorino and DeJesus will make up for the lacunae in the left field. Mike Trout and Kole Calhoun could be spelled by these two.
Murphy has a $7 million option for 2016 while DeJesus has a 2016 option for $5 million. Victorino’s contract runs throughout 2015. The Angels traded infielder Josh Rutledge to Boston for bringing Victorino. Right-hander Eduar Lopez, 20, went to the Rays in exchange of DeJesus. Murphy’s cost was Double-A shortstop Eric Stamets in trade with the Cleveland Indians.